Stefano Mercante, marketing manager, Re S.p.A: “We had been feeling the excitement for weeks but everything went beyond expectations. We haven't seen an event like this for a long time, so many visitors from all over the world and so many news from exhibitors. We feel that the label market is more alive than ever and we are sure that it will grow more and more. As far as we are concerned, we are super happy to have been part of this event. We were presenting ReVision NET, the new vision system and having done it within this super positive context, was great. It was a great success for us and we come back home with good vibrations and positive feedbacks. Congratulations to the entire Labelexpo team for the organization!”
Pankaj Poddar, group CEO, Cosmo First Limited: "Platforms like Labelexpo Europe 2023 opens plethora of opportunities for businesses across the globe to foster new collaborations and partnerships, exchange industry knowledge and gain deeper understanding of our customer’s requirements.
Noam Zilbershtain, VP & general manager of HP Indigo & Scitex: “It’s through trade shows like Labelexpo, industry leaders have the opportunity to connect, network and discuss the trends driving our industry, such as digital innovation and sustainability. I love being in the thick of it all connecting with our customers and partners."
"This year we were thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the leading LEPx-based HP Indigo V12 and HP Indigo 200K digital presses for the first time in Europe. This was also a key moment for us to showcase the HP Indigo First mindset and how it can deliver flexibility at speed for converters. It was also a pleasure speaking with peers within the print industry, discussing how we are committed to making bold moves that push innovation boundaries and deliver value for customers. The Label Industry is now poised to become the first fully digital industry, and it is through digital print solutions we will transform businesses globally.”
Robert Rae, managing director of sales, GEW: “It was fantastic to return to Labelexpo Europe for the first time since 2019. The exhibition was exceptional for GEW, with a record number of visitors to our stand, and a very healthy order book to show for it. We displayed our full product range but UV LED was top of the agenda for most of our visitors."
“Our air-cooled AeroLED UV curing system was the subject of particular interest, and our ability to demonstrate this technology in action, live on OEM presses at the show, meant that we could clearly demonstrate the huge energy and cost savings that printers can expect with a switch to UV LED. We measured and published our energy consumption live, and were able to repeatedly demonstrate a 77% saving when compared to conventional UV arc technology. To see Malcolm Rae, my father and GEW’s founder, being honoured at the Label Industry Global Awards made it the perfect end to the Brussels era.”
"During the event, we achieved not one but two sales of this new machine right there on the show floor. It was a moment of triumph, and it reaffirmed the value of our hard work and dedication. Beyond the digital embellishment, we also had in display new and improved machines that garnered tremendous attention and resulted in numerous sales. From our high-speed inspection slitter rewinder to precision die-cutting equipment and flexo printing.
"As a united Lemorau team, we couldn't be prouder of what we accomplished at Labelexpo Europe 2023 and we're excited to continue pushing the boundaries of what's possible in labeling and packaging. The future holds even greater opportunities and challenges, and we're ready to face them head-on, united in our pursuit of excellence."
Patrick Graber, Marketing Director at BOBST: "Labelexpo Europe was an exceptional and distinctive event where BOBST demonstrated its commitment to simplifying label production by streamlining processes and unveiling cutting-edge innovations from the pdf to the final label. Connectivity, automation, digitalization and sustainability were showcased through BOBST complete portfolio of inline flexo, digital inkjet and all-in-one presses. As one partner across all technologies and processes, at BOBST we provide label converters the right solution for the right application. We look forward to showcasing the next wave of innovation at the upcoming Labelexpo in Barcelona!"
Wayne Middleton, senior linerless Segment Lead EMENA, Avery Dennison: “I would like to thank Tarsus Group Ltd. for inviting us to participate in the Masterclass event, running in parallel with Labelexpo Europe 2023. It allowed us the opportunity to present the importance of a focused approach to circular packaging along with a topical example of material waste reduction in the developing Decorative Linerless capabilities. For anyone wishing to take advantage of the learning opportunity, the assembled expertise certainly provided a thorough overview.”
Pierre Dogliani, R&D innovation manager, NW Europe, Flint Group: "Engaging in this educational platform has been a truly enriching experience, and it's been very inspiring to observe the immense enthusiasm among participants when exploring the realm of sustainable inks and coatings. The presentation covered a wide spectrum, from recyclability and the impact of inks on container recycling and reuse, through specific challenges posed by shrink sleeve and Pressure Sensitive Labels, to the potential for energy reduction through a comparison of UV Hg and UV LED curing methods. I believe these insights offered attendees a broader and more informed perspective on sustainability in the label industry."
Federico D’Annunzio, founder & CEO, Traent.com: “Tarsus organizes very professional events. The bar to meet the expected quality of presentations is high. In return as a speaker you interact with an experienced audience, which asks deep-dive questions, generating productive business follow-ups. It is a win-win experience, immersed in a high-end quality environment.”
Jan ‘t Hart, project manager, HolyGrail 2.0, AIM (European Brands Association): “Despite the fact I was the last speaker, I got the full attention of the audience, who were very interested to learn about the HolyGrail project's technical background and progress update. It is good to share this important project as it helps the label industry to determine what the role can be for each player in the label value chain to improve the sorting of packaging waste. By this the label industry will contribute to achieving the targets set in the PPWR.”
Molly L. Hladik PhD, Global Research and Development Manager, Michelman: “I very much appreciated the opportunity to participate and present at Labelexpo’s Flexible Packaging Master Class 2023. Given existing and future pressures across our markets and applications, it will take our collective insights to continue to drive innovation forward. I was humbled to be given an opportunity to share my thoughts and look forward to participating, collaborating, and innovating to help shape the future of the industry.”
Nanette Thomas, CEO, Synthogra: “Masterclasses are great – a compressed seminar with a lot of information. Very well organized.”
All4Labels: “Leaving a positive impact! It is no longer time to focus only on efficiency, but it is time to act at our best caring for people, planet and products. Sustainability is at our core as well as at the core of Labelexpo. We had the honor to open the Label Academy Masterclass session on sustainable labels and packaging, providing our experience and point of view on how to integrate sustainability into business processes and within our products. Sustainability is a tough challenge but together we can really drive the change, and we want to be at the forefront of this path!"
Fernando Gordillo, EMEA industrial sustainability lead, HP: “It’s been an absolute pleasure joining the Flexible Packaging masterclass, very well organized and with a clear target about the required content for the different sessions. The level of engagement of the audience was amazing, many questions and interest on the Flexible Packaging industry.”
Garry Saul, MD, Glytech Labels: “I am now convinced especially after my visit to Label Expo Brussels 2023, and attending your Masterclass, that the time is right for Glytech Labels to scale up. I learnt a lot at the Masterclass and got some good ideas.”
Mhd Basel Alazem, manager, printshop & audio visual & graphics services, Saudi Airlines: “It was a great pleasure to visit Labelexpo in Belgium, so much knowledge shared and acquired in such a short time. The future of flexible printing is forecasted to grow at an estimated average rate of 2.7% 33$ Billion by 2024 in Europe.”